See also: Lassie

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Diminutive of lass.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlæsi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æsi

NounEdit

lassie (plural lassies)

  1. (chiefly Scotland, Northern England, Tyneside, Northumbria) A young girl, a lass, especially one seen as a sweetheart.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 27:
      I had been on a message for my father, and was walking home along the road, when I saw a tall, fine lassie coming over the bogland on the right hand side of the road.
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
      It was the day of warlocks and apparitions, now happily driven out by the zeal of the General Assembly. Witches pursued their wanchancy calling, bairns were spirited away, young lassies selled their souls to the Evil One, and the Accuser of the Brethren, in the shape of a black tyke, was seen about cottage doors in the gloaming.
    • 2012, “Green Grow the Rushes”, performed by Celtic Woman:
      Green grow the rushes, oh
      Green grow the rushes, oh
      The sweetest hours that e'er I spent
      Are spent among the lassies, oh

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ReferencesEdit

  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[1]

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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

After English Lassie.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑsːie/, [ˈlɑs̠ːie̞]
  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑsːiː/, [ˈlɑs̠ːiː]
  • Rhymes: -ɑsːie
  • Syllabification: las‧si‧e

NounEdit

lassie

  1. (colloquial) rough collie (breed of dog)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of lassie (Kotus type 3/valtio, no gradation)
nominative lassie lassiet
genitive lassien lassieiden
lassieitten
partitive lassieta lassieita
illative lassieen lassieihin
singular plural
nominative lassie lassiet
accusative nom. lassie lassiet
gen. lassien
genitive lassien lassieiden
lassieitten
partitive lassieta lassieita
inessive lassiessa lassieissa
elative lassiesta lassieista
illative lassieen lassieihin
adessive lassiella lassieilla
ablative lassielta lassieilta
allative lassielle lassieille
essive lassiena lassieina
translative lassieksi lassieiksi
instructive lassiein
abessive lassietta lassieitta
comitative lassieineen
Possessive forms of lassie (type valtio)
possessor singular plural
1st person lassieni lassiemme
2nd person lassiesi lassienne
3rd person lassiensa

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle English, probably of North Germanic origin and related to Old Norse laskwa (unmarried) (feminine adjective), but of unknown ultimate origin.

NounEdit

lassie (plural lassies)

  1. A young girl, a lass.